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Fantasy Football Match-ups – Panthers v. Saints, Bills v. Eagles

Inside the Redzone staff October 7, 2011 Comments Off on Fantasy Football Match-ups – Panthers v. Saints, Bills v. Eagles


by Inside the Redzone staff – Chris Mrnak


New Orleans Saints (3-1)  at  Carolina Panthers (1-3) 

Gametime: 1:00pm Eastern Sunday


With former Gophers football “coach” Tim Brewster on the sidelines during last week Vikings-Chiefs, dispensing pearls of clichéd wisdom, it got me fired up to write this week’s breakdowns. With a nod to “Coach” Brewster’s motivational sayings, let’s get to it.


IS YOUR CHILI HOT, BOYS! IS YOUR CHILI HOT! I’m not sure what to make of this saying. Part of me thinks he’s making sure his players are fired up for the game. The other part is wondering if some of the players are going to check out the free clinic after class the next week. If I was a player, I would sit there with a puzzled look on my face.


You know whose chili has been hot? Drew Brees and Cam Newton’s. Newton has been playing out of his mind all year, and his team would have a better record, if his team’s defense was any good. That is not a good sign when the Saints come to town. Newton will put up another big game with 300+ yards passing with 2 TD’s and one on the ground. Steve Smith will catch both touchdowns and have 150 yards receiving. Jonathan Stewart will plunge in for a score as well.


Drew Brees will throw for 400 yards and 3 scores. Marques Colston gets more involved in the offense this week and will catch a TD, along with emerging tight end Jimmy Graham and Lance Moore will round out the scoring. There will be hot chili all over the field, but Carolina’s will be a little hotter, as their defense and Cam Newton make enough plays to pull off the upset.



Philadelphia Eagles (1-3) at  Buffalo Bills (3-1) 

Gametime: 1:00pm Eastern Sunday


ARE YOU STARVING OR ARE YOU HUNGRY? Umm….personally, I’m hungry. After last week’s performance by both of these teams, I’m assuming that both teams will be hungry as well. What happened to this supposed vaunted Eagles defense? How do you blow a 20 point lead at home to a mediocre San Francisco team? Terrible. The Eagles make amends this week with a win. Michael Vick will continue to be Michael Vick and do his thing. He throws for 275 and 2 scores (one to Jackson and the other to Maclin) and runs for another. LeSean McCoy has a big game and runs for 100 yards and a score.


The Bills show up in Cincy after a big win against New England and drop a huge turd on midfield and on everybody that picked them in suicide pools. Until they prove otherwise, the Eagles D will give up yards. Ryan Fitzpatrick will throw for 350 yards and two scores to Stevie Johnson. Fred Jackson has an admirable 95 yards and a TD, but it won’t be enough as the Bill will be left starving for another week.



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